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August 14th, 2018 |

More than 1 million people default on their student loans each year

More than 1 million student loan borrowers each year go into default.

Outstanding education debt in the U.S. has tripled over the last decadeĀ and…

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July 31st, 2018 |

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Why do women retire early and miss maximum benefits?

Based on current life expectancy tables, a typical girl born in the United States today will most likely live until she is almost…

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July 11th, 2018 |

Education

New Limited Time Options for GET Account Owners

During the 2018 Legislative Session, the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 6087, which provides new account options and additional benefits for GET customers who…

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June 14th, 2018 |

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The Fed dials up interest rates by 0.25%

The quarter-point hike sets the target rate between 1.75 percent and 2 percent.

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised short-term interest…

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May 3rd, 2018 |

The realities of remarriage

A new union can and should change your financial picture.

For a variety of reasons, second (or third) marriages are becoming the norm. With…

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March 20th, 2018 |

Study Abroad

Studying abroad with 529 plans

Consider whether this savings account can help cover your international education costs.

While in school, many students take the opportunity to study abroad in…

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February 26th, 2018 |

Cardinal in snow

The Unofficial Guide to the American Snowbird

Yearning for warmer winters? Think about what it’d mean to leave your nest – temporarily – and establish a new one.

A different breed…

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January 30th, 2018 |

Education Fund

Exciting new options for your college savings

Now is a good time to review your college savings plans, to ensure your expectations are being met. This is especially true for…

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January 23rd, 2018 |

Emergency Call

Your Cell Phone Could Save Your Life – Even Without Making a Call

Who would you want contacted following a serious accident? Do you carry your emergency contacts in your wallet? Do you keep important medical…

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January 11th, 2018 |

Education

Tax Act Implications for Educations Savings

Learn about the new qualified tuition expenses, gifting limits, and rollover provisions for 529 plans.

In late December 2017, the President signed new federal…

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